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    I just wanna ask,

    i read some article that
    it's good to:
    use phone until almost 0% then charge it to full, is this ok?

    speaking of charging, i also read that it's ok to charge your phone
    over night, some says it will affects battery life. anyone
    can confirm? coz i really like charging overnight.

    and lastly, does it effect when the iphone is in casing
    while charging?
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    Quote Originally Posted by justvalencia View Post
    I just wanna ask,

    i read some article that
    it's good to:
    use phone until almost 0% then charge it to full, is this ok?

    speaking of charging, i also read that it's ok to charge your phone
    over night, some says it will affects battery life. anyone
    can confirm? coz i really like charging overnight.

    and lastly, does it effect when the iphone is in casing
    while charging?
    1. It is also good if once very now and then let your phone battery die and then recharge.

    2. Overnight is what I have been doing for 9 months now and the battery life is same as it was right out of box. I have a iPhone 4 but you will not have any problems with the 5 if you charge overnight.

    3. Case does not affect charging. It's the same with or without.

    Enjoy your new iPhone. You will just love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NPBeck79 View Post
    1. It is also good if once very now and then let your phone battery die and then recharge.

    2. Overnight is what I have been doing for 9 months now and the battery life is same as it was right out of box. I have a iPhone 4 but you will not have any problems with the 5 if you charge overnight.

    3. Case does not affect charging. It's the same with or without.

    Enjoy your new iPhone. You will just love it.

    i know right, i will have my phone this coming weekends.
    thank you for a fast reply.

    Just a follow up question.

    in android, to get a the paid app/games
    we download the games/apps via internet
    so it has an extension of .apk
    then we transfer it to our device and use a file
    manager to install. since i'm switchin to iphone.

    what is the way to do that? to get paid apps or games for free.

    and....

    i'm will try to jailbreak my device. i was able to root
    my galaxy tab so i think i can handle,

    if i can follow the tutorials in youtube correctly
    will i avoid being bricked? and i read that bricking my device
    is IMPOSSIBLE? since it's for advance users.

    and last, will jailbreaking my device will reduce my battery life?
    given that i will only change themes in my device? and some few tweaks
    like SB settings?

    Thank you

    Slammed using my GT P6200, soon to be Iphone 5 xD
    Last edited by justvalencia; 02-06-2013 at 09:56 AM.
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    I have never fallen into these charging cycle claims...I just charge mine when i need to or when it's convenient. Mine stays connected almost all day tethered, but rarely on the weekends, and i have never had any of my iPhones return less than great battery life. I'm sure there are some benefits to doing the charge cycles and what not, but I've never had to personally, and probably never will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I have never fallen into these charging cycle claims...I just charge mine when i need to or when it's convenient. Mine stays connected almost all day tethered, but rarely on the weekends, and i have never had any of my iPhones return less than great battery life. I'm sure there are some benefits to doing the charge cycles and what not, but I've never had to personally, and probably never will.
    wow, good for you sir.
    i hope i would have same experience as you.
    will have my iphone 5 this coming weekends.
    can't wait

    Slammed usin my GT P6200 soon to be Iphone 5
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    I generally charge my phone when it needs charged. I do charge it overnight at times, as I have a sleep cycle alarm clock that requires my phone to be plugged in. But there are also times I try to run the battery down as far as I can. It usually doesn't hurt to do that once in a while, but aside from that--charge as much as you like.
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    I put it on my charger overnight no matter how full the battery is. And during the day I
    just charge it whenever I can. All these chargers lying around, might as well charge
    the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justvalencia View Post
    i know right, i will have my phone this coming weekends.
    thank you for a fast reply.

    Just a follow up question.

    in android, to get a the paid app/games
    we download the games/apps via internet
    so it has an extension of .apk
    then we transfer it to our device and use a file
    manager to install. since i'm switchin to iphone.

    what is the way to do that? to get paid apps or games for free.

    and....

    i'm will try to jailbreak my device. i was able to root
    my galaxy tab so i think i can handle,

    if i can follow the tutorials in youtube correctly
    will i avoid being bricked? and i read that bricking my device
    is IMPOSSIBLE? since it's for advance users.

    and last, will jailbreaking my device will reduce my battery life?
    given that i will only change themes in my device? and some few tweaks
    like SB settings?

    Thank you

    Slammed using my GT P6200, soon to be Iphone 5 xD

    OK we do not support piracy here, which is what getting paid apps and games for free is. No one here will assist you with that.

    Jailbreaking itself doesn't hurt your battery life per se, but some tweaks you install may.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justvalencia View Post
    i know right, i will have my phone this coming weekends.
    thank you for a fast reply.

    Just a follow up question.

    in android, to get a the paid app/games
    we download the games/apps via internet
    so it has an extension of .apk
    then we transfer it to our device and use a file
    manager to install. since i'm switchin to iphone.

    what is the way to do that? to get paid apps or games for free.

    and....

    i'm will try to jailbreak my device. i was able to root
    my galaxy tab so i think i can handle,

    if i can follow the tutorials in youtube correctly
    will i avoid being bricked? and i read that bricking my device
    is IMPOSSIBLE? since it's for advance users.

    and last, will jailbreaking my device will reduce my battery life?
    given that i will only change themes in my device? and some few tweaks
    like SB settings?

    Thank you

    Slammed using my GT P6200, soon to be Iphone 5 xD
    Quote Originally Posted by Laelipoo View Post
    OK we do not support piracy here, which is what getting paid apps and games for free is. No one here will assist you with that.

    Jailbreaking itself doesn't hurt your battery life per se, but some tweaks you install may.
    Yeah, what Laelipoo said about apps & piracy. You want apps? Get them from the app store - or jailbreak, and use Cydia for jailbreak apps. iMore does not support app piracy. See the forum rules for more details. http://forums.imore.com/faq.php?faq=...faq_imorerules
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I have never fallen into these charging cycle claims...I just charge mine when i need to or when it's convenient. Mine stays connected almost all day tethered, but rarely on the weekends, and i have never had any of my iPhones return less than great battery life. I'm sure there are some benefits to doing the charge cycles and what not, but I've never had to personally, and probably never will.
    Totally agree. My battery life is great... and I have only run it down completely once since October, and that was because I forgot to charge it before heading out for the evening. Frankly, I don’t have time to bother with micro-managing my iPhone charging cycles, etc... charge it at night, and go all day the next day...
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    If you read the battery care it's actually better to not let it go dead charge as often as you like apple suggests letting it die about once a month to recalibrate the meter on screen. These batteries will not have a memory I charge mine every night without about 45-50 percent left and my batterie life is awesome!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Laelipoo View Post
    OK we do not support piracy here, which is what getting paid apps and games for free is. No one here will assist you with that.

    Jailbreaking itself doesn't hurt your battery life per se, but some tweaks you install may.
    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    Yeah, what Laelipoo said about apps & piracy. You want apps? Get them from the app store - or jailbreak, and use Cydia for jailbreak apps. iMore does not support app piracy. See the forum rules for more details. http://forums.imore.com/faq.php?faq=...faq_imorerules
    ok sorry about that, ( i got used to other forum )
    anyway, what kind of cydia apps usually affects the battery life?
    how about themes? does it affect it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Totally agree. My battery life is great... and I have only run it down completely once since October, and that was because I forgot to charge it before heading out for the evening. Frankly, I dont have time to bother with micro-managing my iPhone charging cycles, etc... charge it at night, and go all day the next day...
    wow, i guess overnight charging is not a problem. thanks for the reply


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    Battery loses 20% of its life at/after 400 charge cycles. A charge cycle is charging below 40% battery life. When this happens it will still show charged to 100%. I used a battery jailbreak app. My iPhone 4 after 2 years was only charging to a 81% but apple was showing 100%.


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    Called battery detective. Helps a lot but as of now not capable with my iPhone 5


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    Themes really don't have that much affect on battery life...it's when you start getting into widgets and anything animated that you start seeing real differences (which is why i avoid them like the plague).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Themes really don't have that much affect on battery life...it's when you start getting into widgets and anything animated that you start seeing real differences (which is why i avoid them like the plague).
    well that's a good news, i don't like widgets anyway,
    i'm only after the themes

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    I've owned an iPhone 5 for a little over a month. Battery life is great, but I charge it every night before going to bed. Sometimes I have to charge it sooner if I play a lot of Angry Birds Star Wars or use my 4G heavily, but that's how I expected it to be.

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